Thursday, April 13, 2017

Here Comes Fascism!

So this is what I've been dealing with today.

Only Mass Disruption From Below Can Stop Right-Wing Revolution and Trump's Absolute Power

I listened to this interview on Democracy Now yesterday because I love suffering and good god damn did it bring me down.

It’s not just the Trump presidency. It’s a right-wing revolution, which has captured control, up to this moment, of the presidency, the House, part of the Senate and now the Supreme Court. And if they abolish the legislative filibuster in the Senate, which they may, then they will have total, absolute control of all branches of government and will enter a radically new phase beyond anything that’s happened so far, because there will be absolutely no constraints on what they can do. The only constraints could be if they trip over themselves, as they have on some occasions up to now.

The guest, investigative journalist Allan Nairn, then went on to explain that it's basically a matter of Lord Dampnut deciding whether to hand the country over to white nationalist neo-Nazis who want to deport, imprison, or kill all the people of color/Muslims, or hand the country over to the oligarch corporate billionaires who want everybody either dead, enslaved, or licking their boots for crumbs.

Once that's done, what's to stop them from abolishing any kind of filibuster and just shaping the nation exactly as they want it? If we let them, they still have over three and a half years to change pretty much whatever rules they want, now that they control fucking everything. They could make rules that make it impossible for a Democrat to ever win again, let alone a third party candidate, just like they've tried to do in various red states. We could become a fascist one-party nation hell hole.

What else is in the news, Alternet?

How Jeff Sessions Is Laying the Groundwork for an Authoritarian State

Alright then good game everybody see you in prison.

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